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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Concentration

We say concentration but to concentrate your mind on something is not the true purpose of Zen. True purpose of Zen is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, to let everything go as it goes, and to put everything under control in it's widest sense. In other words to open up our small mind is Zen practice. So to control your mind is just an aid to obtain the big mind.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-03-23Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com Wha at's New (now at blogger) to see more daily posts